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FINANCIAL BEGINNINGS' Fundraiser:

April is Financial Literacy Month

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FINANCIAL BEGINNINGS via Crowdrise
April 19, 2011

Only 11 days left in the month for your donation to be matched dollar for dollar  See more

THE STORY:

Did you know that 4 out of 10 families in the United States do not have at least one month’s savings put away, and that 43% of Americans spend more each month than they make, resulting in a combined $2 trillion dollars in consumer debt?*

We are working hard to change these statistics. In the past year alone, Financial Beginnings has educated and empowered over 10,000 of Oregon’s youth and young adults. These 10,000 Oregonians are now equipped with the knowledge they need to take control of their financial future by responsibly managing their finances. This improves the quality of life not only for these individuals, but for our community as a whole.

Financial Beginnings and its volunteers represent an investment in our community. We are asking you to make a donation during April, National Financial Literacy Month, to help this investment grow.

We don’t simply teach responsible financial management, we practice it. Our recent partnership with Operation HOPE and our growing number of volunteers has enabled us to decrease our operating expenses by 25%. It now costs just $15 to provide financial literacy education to one participant. Our lowered expenses mean that your donation dollar will stretch further.

One of our supporters, OnPoint Community Credit Union, has generously agreed to match – dollar for dollar up to $2,500 – all donations made to Financial Beginnings during the month of April. Your charitable dollar won’t just be stretched, it will be doubled. Now that is responsible financial management!

Our goal is to raise $5,000 through this campaign. Your generous donations will help us meet the incredible demand for our financial literacy programs and help us in developing new, innovative ways to ensure Oregonians have the tools and knowledge they need to lead financially responsible lives.

As a community-minded nonprofit, Financial Beginnings relies on the generosity of its supporters through fundraising, grants, donations and sponsorships. Your participation in this year's individual donor campaign is critical to its success and we would be honored to have your support!

Sincerely,
Melody Thompson, Executive Director

*Source: 2009 report released by the National Foundation for Credit Counseling (NFCC)

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To This Fundraiser

$2,616

MONEY RAISED
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  • Claire Enloe

    $100

  • Shanna Spring

    $20

  • Melody Thompson

    $100

  • Jason Beane

    $50

  • David Bell

    $100

  • Brett Trosclair

    $100

  • Josh Gordon

    $150

  • Rick Metsger

    $150

  • Judy Gordon

    $150

  • Kristin Kelley

    $100

  • Nelson Rutherford

    $1,500

  • Rob Stein

    $96

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52% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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The Team: $2,616 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Donor Comments

Rob Stein

Rob Stein

DONATION: $96

6 years ago

Kristin Kelley

Kristin Kelley

DONATION: $100

6 years ago

Nelson Rutherford

Nelson Rutherford

DONATION: $1,500

6 years ago

Judy Gordon

Judy Gordon

DONATION: $150

6 years ago

Rick Metsger

Rick Metsger

DONATION: $150

6 years ago

Josh Gordon

Josh Gordon

DONATION: $150

6 years ago

David Bell

David Bell

DONATION: $100

6 years ago

Brett Trosclair

Brett Trosclair

DONATION: $100

6 years ago

Jason Beane

Jason Beane

DONATION: $50

6 years ago

Shanna Spring

Shanna Spring

DONATION: $20

6 years ago